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Thursday, 11 November 1948

Sir EARLE PAGE (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Has the attention of the Prime Minister been directed to an article published in Renzo'sDigest of Tokyo, and reproduced in this morning's Sydney Morning Herald, recommending the migration of 20,000 Japanese, principally to Dutch New Guinea, over a period of ten years? Has the right honorable gentleman been informed that at a meeting of the United Nations in Paris the representative of r,lie South African Government has said that it would integrate SouthWest Africa into the Union of South Africa and would not place it -under the authority of the "United Nations Trusteeship Council ? In view of the impossibility of establishing adequate defences in New Guinea under trusteeship or mandate conditions, will the right honorable gentleman give consideration to the integration of New Guinea into the Commonwealth of Australia, so that effective defences against possible aggression may be provided?

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